Ing-Guey Jiang

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We use both the conventional and more recently developed methods of cluster analysis to study the data of extra-solar planets. Using the data set with planetary mass M, orbital period P , and orbital eccentricity e, we investigate the possible clustering in the lnM, lnP , lnP − lnM, e, and lnP − e spaces. There are two main implications: (1) mass(More)
The dynamical systems of planet-belt interaction are studied by the fixed-point analysis and the bifurcation of solutions on the parameter space is discussed. For most cases, our analytical and numerical results show that the locations of fixed points are determined by the parameters and these fixed points are either structurally stable or unstable. In(More)
Received ; accepted – 2 – ABSTRACT It has been shown that there is a possible mass-period correlation for extrasolar planets from the current observational data and this correlation is, in fact, related to the absence of massive close-in planets, which are strongly influenced by the tidal interaction with the central star. We confirm that the model in(More)
The observational properties of brown dwarfs pose challenges to the theory of star formation. Because their mass is much smaller than the typical Jeans mass of interstellar clouds, brown dwarfs are most likely formed through secondary fragmentation processes, rather than through the direct collapse of a molecular cloud core. In order to prevent substantial(More)